Web Accessibility Guidelines for Online Content
These guidelines are based on internationally accepted web accessibility guidelines WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Follow these guidelines or the step-by-step document-specific instructions [_link text to Web Accessibility Guidelines Handbook_] to keep your course content accessible.
- Use properly formatted headings to structure the page.
- Format lists as lists.
- Write meaningful link text.
- Create tables with column and/or row headers
- Maintain a proper reading order in tables, forms and slides.
- Use sufficient color contrast.
- Don't use color alone to convey meaning.
- Ensure that any action that uses a mouse, can also be completed by keyboard alone.
- Provide alternative text descriptions for images.
- Design clear and consistent navigation.
- Eliminate or limit blinking / flashing content to 3 seconds.
- Label form fields and buttons clearly.
- Don't require inaccessible applications be used.
- Optional materials must include a balance of accessible options.
- Write math and science equations accessibly.
- Include the Accommodations Statement in your syllabus and link to accessibility or assistive technology user information for software or web applications that are required in the course.